Charity Concert Sells Out

The St John Emergency Ambulance Service charity concert at St James next month has sold out. The event featuring GU10, the Guernsey Welsh Male Voice Choir, Bel Canto and Jump the Douit is helping to raise funds for the new emergency ambulance.

During the evening the draw will be made for the emergency ambulance appeal raffle and an auction will take place for various lots including a ‘Heart of Gold’ pendant supplied by Ray & Scott Jeweller.

Organiser of the charity concert Dean de la Mare, who is a Senior Officer at the St John Emergency Ambulance Service and a founder member of the popular sea shanty group GU10 said “I’d like to thank everyone who bought tickets for the event. We’ve put on similar concerts in the past and they are always a fun night. We are delighted to have some very talented performers from Bel Canto, the Guernsey Welsh Male Voice Choir and Jump the Douit appearing alongside GU10. I’d also like to thank everyone who has supported the raffle over the past few months and the local businesses that have donated prizes.”

 

The concert which has been sponsored by Jacksons, takes place on Saturday 22nd September and is being hosted by former BBC presenter Jim Cathcart who is now working as an Emergency Medical Technician with the St John Emergency Ambulance Service.

The emergency ambulance appeal was launched in December 2017 and is raising money for a new mobile treatment centre for the island. The vehicle, which will be similar to two of the ambulance services current vehicles, is replacing the oldest vehicle in the fleet. It will be based on a UK design, adapted for Guernsey and will allow paramedics to deliver advanced skills in the pre-hospital environment.